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A Catalogue of the Civic Issues of Tarsus under Antiochus VII BCE 138-129

 As this is a work in progress, it is incomplete as not all of the plating, weights etc., info is fully determined or in a final format. As further research is completed this catalogue shall be updated and this leads to the likelihood that the format as presently noted is subject to change.-JG

ANTIOCHUS VII (138-129 BC)

Tetradrachms


Obv. Diademed hd of Antiochus VII r., diadem ends falling straight behind, fillet border.
Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ANTIOXOY EYEPΓETOY, Altar within which Sandan stands on back of horned and winged lion, in outer left field, controls as indicated.

GROUP 1;  ΛY/ME


SC  2057a



1.     
A1
P1
17.12
SC 2057a; CSE 2, 584; Tkalec 23 (1992), 163
die link with Athena rev series A1=A4 Series 1



2.     
A1
P2
16.89
London, BMC 37
Ex: Cilicia Hoard of 1848 (IGCH 1435); see Borrell, M. “Regal Syrian Tetradrachms found at Tarsus” NC 15 (1852-1853), pp. 46-47

Jameson photo
Gorny & Mosch updated photo

3.    
A2
P3
16.87
Gorny & Mosch 225 (2014), 1660;
Kricheldorf 29 (1975), 163; Jameson 1732



GROUP 2;  ΛY/ΔΙ


SC  2057b


4.       
A3
P1
16.86
ANS 1944.100.78070, Petrowicz Sale Naville X (1925), 1305
obv. die link between SC 2057a and 2055a (a Royal Workshop issue depicting Athena Nicephorus, see SCII p. 361.




5.   
A3
P2
16.90
AHNS 434, CNA 21 (1992), 136;  Egger 41 (1912) Fenerly Bey, 725, Sartiges 493.





Photo sources: 1 & 5-A. Houghton, 2-BMC 37, 3-Jameson, 4-Naville X



Drachms



Obv. Diademed hd of Antiochus VII r., diadem ends falling straight behind fillet border.
Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ANTIOXOY in two lines on r., EYEPΓETOY on l., Sandan standing r., on back of horned, winged lion-griffin r., the god wearing calathus, raising r. hand to 2’oclock and holding double-bladed axe in l., bow in gorytus over shoulder.


GROUP  1; 

outer left    outer right ΔΙ 

CSE 2, 587; SC 2058.2

 


1.     
a1
P1
4.09
CSE 479,  CNG 177, 123 (2007)





2.
A1
P1
3.79
Ex: Berk 98, 174 (1997)
Ex: Eukratides, 2008 Vcoins
stock# a8
Tarsus(?) Hoard 1997
CH X; 338




3.
A1
P1
4.13
Triton V, 1501 (2002)
Auctiones 15 (1985), 197


 

4.
A1
P1
3.85
Ex: Eukratides VCOINS stock# cse10
Tarsus(?) Hoard 1997 CH X; 338

 
5.
A1
P1
3.98
CSE 2, 587



6.
A1
P1
3.86
Ex: Berk 98 (1997), 151
Tarsus(?) Hoard 1997 CH X; 338


7.
A1
P1
3.72

Tarsus(?) Hoard 1997 CH X; 338



8.A1P13.96Ex: Roma Numismatics Auction V (23.3.2013) lot 467



9.A1P13.81Ex: Roma Numismatics E-Sale 16 (28-02-2015) Lot 239

Photo sources: 1 & 3: CNG, 2,5-7:A. Houghton, 4: Vcoins


Obv. Diademed head of Antiochus VII r., diadem ends falling straight behind fillet border.
Rev. BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ ANTIOXOY in two lines on r., EYEPΓETOY on l., Sandan standing r.  on back of horned, winged lion-griffin r., the god wearing calathus, raising r. hand to 1’oclock and holding double-bladed axe in l., bow and quiver over shoulder.

GROUP  2;  Outer l. above ΛΥ outer l below ME

CSE 2, 585 varieties SC 2058.1a


10.


a2

p2

3.67/3.68
Ex. Rhousopoulos/
Hirsch XIII; 4467 (1905)
Ex: Ars Classica 10;1309 (1925)
Ex: SNG Lockett 3163, Now in Paris






11.


a2

   p2

3.79
AHNS 1074
CSE 2, 585
 Tarsus(?) Hoard 1997 CH X; 338







12.


a2

p2

3.70
Ex:
Naville X (1925), 1308; Naville 1 (Pozzi), 3002
  

 

 

13.A2P24.13Ex: Roma Numismatics Auction V (23.3.2013) lot 466

GROUP  3; Outer l. above ΛΥ outer l below ΠA

CSE 2, 586 varieties SC 2058.1b

 


 14.


a3

P3

4.00
Ex: Gorny & Mosch 122; 1413 (2003)


 

 


15.


a3

p1

4.00
CSE 2, 586, ex Lanz 74:266 (1995)
AHNS 707





 16.


a3

p1

  4.10
BERLIN

 Need photo



 .
 17.

 a2?

P3

 3.95
Ex: Garth Drewry Collection,
Ex: Coin Galleries (2002) lot 95,
Ex: CNG 107:91 (2005)
 Question whether this is a different control or a PI that is not struck up as the left leg of the LAMBDA is also not struck up. Cf #14 for comparison

 

 


 .
18.





  4.03
Imhoof-Bloomer, Monnaies Grecques, p. 435 #112, plate H #14


 

 

 19.





  

 CH X; 338
 Tarsus Hd 1997?



20.    



Private Collection
(no wts or other info available and controls are off flan, but based upon dies it would likely fit here) appeared on plate 7 of an article in Mediterranean Archaeology Vol 22/23, 2009/10 by Nicholas L. Wright entitled “Non-Greek Religious Imagery on the Coinage of Seleucid Syria” pp. 193-206




 

GROUP  4; Outer l. above ΛΥ outer l below ΔΙ

CSE 2, 586 varieties SC 2058.1c







21.
a4
--
4.07 g.
Vcoins; Pars Coins stock #
PCW-G3097 (26-10-2010);
Pegasi Numismatics XXV (08.11.2011) lot 191



22.


a4


3.89
 

Ex: Hirsch 177 (10 Feb 1993) lot 421



23.


a4


  4.07
 Egger 41 (1912) Fenerly Bey, 727;
Jameson 2355




24.
a4
--
4.08 g.
CNG EA 346: 196 (11 Mar 2015)


25.



a4



3.92

PARIS

 


Indistinguishable Controls:

 


26.

 a4


3.72
Controls indistinguishable

CH X; 338 Tarsus? Hoard 1997

This  coin belongs to groups 2-4 due to the position of Sandan's right arm in relation to the Group 1 issues.

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